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To broadly examine the potential health and financial benefits of health information technology (HIT), this paper compares health care with the use of IT in other industries. It estimates potential savings and costs of widespread adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, models important health and safety benefits, and concludes that effective(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the functional capabilities being offered by commercial ambulatory electronic prescribing systems with a set of expert panel recommendations. DESIGN A descriptive field study of ten commercially available ambulatory electronic prescribing systems, each of which had established a significant market presence. Data were collected from(More)
Preface Increasingly powerful pharmaceuticals are of increasing clinical and economic importance to managed care organizations. Expenditures on pharmaceuticals have also been increasing, a trend driven by a number of factors, including the accelerating development of more-innovative and more-expensive agents; rising pharmaceutical prices; and higher(More)
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